Picture this: you're tucked away in a cosy Igloo and wake up to a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayas with a mug of hot pipping chai in your hands. Wow, to me this seems like a magical paradise that I'd want to be lost in for a while.
Well, what seems like a dream to you and me, is actually a reality in this dreamy hamlet (which is also called the Switzerland of Uttrakhand) called Chopta. This village homes a mesmerizing property called SnowPOD, an eco-luxury camping resort that was started by a brother-sister duo who grew up in Chopta. As the name suggests, the property is an amalgamation of Igloo like pods which perfectly envelopes luxury, nature and comfort. These geodesic dome structured rooms are located right in the lap of Himalayas. (Fun Fact: these domes were inspired by the famous architect Buckminster Fuller.)
Their property has got three types of Igloos: Group pod suite, family pod suite and presidential pod suite. These rooms come well-equipped with modern amenities, a private terrace area, a generous space of two floors, organic linen and bedding and lots more. Apart from these, there's an in-house cafe, doctors available on call and shuttle service as well. If you're a nature lover, Chopta is known for its diverse flora and fauna, and their scenic trek routes.
Their packages starts from INR 6500 per night. Folks, this is totally worth it.
These guys also aim at striking the perfect balance between hospitality and environmental conversation by attempting to reduce their carbon footprints. For instance, the waste generated is recycled. All ingredients are locally sourced. The use of energy and water is tightly controlled.